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2 minutes ago, BetterForgotten said:

NBC owns the show, unless they want to license it to someone else (which they did with DirectTV), there will not be a revival. I don't know if they care much about the show to offer it via streaming. 

 

Though, it would actually be interesting if they rebooted it with a brand new cast, a writer who specialized in gothic storytelling, and a stronger and more creative producer who could bring that to life. There was nothing wrong with premise of the show - it was the execution that left a lot of be desired. 

 

The execution was the best part. I assume you stopped watching after the first week because it would be odd to continue to watch something you hated. 😉

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Just now, Marlenaphan said:

 

The execution was the best part. I assume you stopped watching after the first week because it would be odd to continue to watch something you hated. 😉

I gave up after a month, but did check in occasionally. 

 

I appreciated it for what it was, but I never felt this was actually what JER had in mind when he created it and when it launched in 1999. I always felt he could never get what he wanted off the ground and gave up after a certain point when he realized it was a losing situation. That's when they started to sell the show as a "parody of soaps" something that it was never promoted as when it debuted. 

 

As I mentioned, I do think the premise of the show can work in more creative hands. 

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Since NBC owns it and obviously isn't using it, it's safe to assume they don't want to go back to this crapfest.   After Timmy died, it seemed like JER did everything he could to get back at the church for whatever priest did him wrong.  

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NBC isn’t going to put another soap on NBC, but I could see them trying a telenovela format for streaming, if they’re working on one like Warner Bros.

4 minutes ago, BetterForgotten said:

I gave up after a month, but did check in occasionally. 

 

I appreciated it for what it was, but I never felt this was actually what JER had in mind when he created it and when it launched in 1999. I always felt he could never get what he wanted off the ground and gave up after a certain point when he realized it was a losing situation. That's when they started to sell the show as a "parody of soaps" something that it was never promoted as when it debuted. 

 

As I mentioned, I do think the premise of the show can work in more creative hands. 

 

But you can’t GET more creative than JER. He was a creative genius. 

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11 minutes ago, ABCNBC247 said:

Who trained James E. Reilly to be a soap writer?

Not sure but here are his soap writing credits

Maybe John Conboy was a Mentor????

 

Positions held[edit]

Capitol

  • Associate Head writer: 1982

Ryan's Hope

  • Co-Head writer: December 1983 - February 1985

General Hospital

  • Outline Writer: 1985 - 1988

The Young and the Restless

  • Script Writer: 1990

The Bold and the Beautiful

  • Consultant: 1990

Guiding Light

  • Co-Head writer: 1990 - 1992

Days of Our Lives

  • Head writer: December 21, 1992 - January 5, 1998; August 11, 2003 - August 9, 2006
  • Associate Head writer: 1989

Sunset Beach

  • Executive Story Consultant: 1997 - 1998

Passions

  • Creator
  • Head writer: 1999 - 2008
  • Consulting Producer: 1999 - 2008
Edited by John

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15 minutes ago, John said:

Not sure but here are his soap writing credits

Maybe John Conboy was a Mentor????

 

Positions held[edit]

Capitol

  • Associate Head writer: 1982

Ryan's Hope

  • Co-Head writer: December 1983 - February 1985

General Hospital

  • Outline Writer: 1985 - 1988

The Young and the Restless

  • Script Writer: 1990

The Bold and the Beautiful

  • Consultant: 1990

Guiding Light

  • Co-Head writer: 1990 - 1992

Days of Our Lives

  • Head writer: December 21, 1992 - January 5, 1998; August 11, 2003 - August 9, 2006
  • Associate Head writer: 1989

Sunset Beach

  • Executive Story Consultant: 1997 - 1998

Passions

  • Creator
  • Head writer: 1999 - 2008
  • Consulting Producer: 1999 - 2008

Thanks!

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There was an interview with JER posted by Paul Raven a few years back where he talked about learning a lot from working with people like Gloria Monty, Pat Falken Smith, Bill Bell, and Jill Farren Phelps.

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JER once said he had worked at just about every soap except OLTL.

 

And he could claim all he wanted that he learned from working with Bill Bell, but his work speaks for itself, lol.

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This poster seems familiar, reminds me of another. Hmmm

 

JER sucked, let's face it, he was a hack. He's the reason it's hard for people to take Days all that seriously 

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3 minutes ago, dragonflies said:

He's the reason it's hard for people to take Days all that seriously 

 

AMEN.

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Just now, dragonflies said:

This poster seems familiar, reminds me of another. Hmmm

 

JER sucked, let's face it, he was a hack. He's the reason it's hard for people to take Days all that seriously 

JER was far from a hack. His ratings success with Days led to NBC commissioning his own soap. A soap, may I remind you, that was always popular with young people. 

 

JER redefined Days. He made the show watchable and saved it from cancellation twice. He created some of the all-time best Days characters like Susan and gave us iconic stories like the Possession.

 

It is one thing to dislike someone and it’s another to completely make up falsities to push your agenda.

 

 

And another one bites the dust!

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Passions was popular for ages 12-17 but thats not the demo advertisers want & thats what TV exces care about

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JER was a soap god. He was better than the “greats” like Bill Bell, who was boring AF. JER knew how to give good soap. Passions was always entertaining. It defined my teen years and early 20s and will always be a part of me. 

 

I am glad Ron is at Days. He has given me the JER 3.0 I expected but didn’t get from MarDar. Days is back to its true self finally! 

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